Cartographic Stitch- Exploring Place, Belonging, Memory | Virtual Masterclass | 30 April-1 May 2021

£160.00

Learn to hand embroider a custom map that celebrates memories of a place of personal significance under the expert guidance of Ekta Kaul. This live Masterclass will be held over two afternoons (or mornings depending on where you are) and will be held virtually. A material pack with fabrics and threads will be sent to you.

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Venue Live Virtual Masterclass on Zoom

Dates Fri 30 April – Sat 1 May 2021

Timing 4pm – 7 pm GMT or 8am PT or 11 am ET

Fee £160

What will we do

Learn to handembroider a custom map of a place that is personally meaningful to you. This masterclass is an opportunity to celebrate places where we find ourselves the happiest at- it can be where live or a place that you love travelling to or one that exists in only memory. Working with a map of your choice, you will learn to develop a drawing of the map, transfer your drawing on to fabric, use a variety of  stitches to embroider your map. Taking inspiration from objects, photographs, maps and ephemera we will add motifs and patterns to the map.

This course is suitable for beginners and those who wish to develop their creative skills further.

Ekta will demonstrate all stitches & processes and offer individual help and feedback to guide you. The emphasis will be on developing your personal ideas.  By the end of the masterclass you will have the skills and confidence to develop your map project further.

Materials

A materials pack including fabric and threads will be sent to you. If you are based outside the UK, there will be an additional change of £15 (EU), £20(North America) to cover shipping. We will send you a Paypal link for this once you register.

What you need to bring

Please bring a printout of your map (in A4 or A3 size) and images/objects/souvenirs for reference. Ekta will be in touch in advance of the masterclass to help you select a suitable map.  You will need access to a laptop/tablet with a camera and speaker.

About your tutor

Ekta Kaul is an award winning textile artist and an experienced tutor. Her work is held in several private collections and showcases her work at select galleries in the UK, US and Japan.  Ekta regularly exhibits at national and international events and works from her studio in Bloomsbury, Central London.

Kind words from students 

“Beautiful masterclass with Ekta creating stitched maps of treasured base points in turbulent lives plus restorative conversation on significance of place, landscape and borders”

Bethany Skuce, London

“I have always been attracted to maps, so Ekta’s Maps masterclass was a winner. Her ideas for scaling and transferring the image to fabric were very helpful. I made great progress during the 2 days and picked up tips for completing my piece soon.”

Linda Bassett, Bovey Tracey, Devon

“What a lovely day spent with Ekta Kaul learning to embroidery under her encouraging guidance. Privileged to spend time under the tutelage of an experienced and passionate artist.”

Sumi Chandrasekharan, Bengaluru
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